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Call for papers--North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC)

From: Yadin Larochette <yadinl<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Call for Papers and Posters

"Material in Motion"
10th North American Textile Conservation Conference
New York
November 16-20, 2015

The tenth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference
(NATCC) will be held in dynamic New York City and will focus on the
theme of "Material in Motion." Topics include, but are not limited
to, technical analyses and descriptions, scientific and historical
research, conservation treatments, and other issues.  For example:

    Materials that were designed to move, such as clothing, theater
    curtains, parade banners, furniture upholstery, puppets, tents,
    tapestries, carpets, etc. from all contexts, including
    ethnographic and archaeological case studies or examples;

    The Transportation of textiles and costumes, past and present;
    presentations of issues and considerations in moving on or
    off-site collections across the room or across the world, for
    conservation, storage, display or travelling exhibitions;
    including preventing unwanted movement through virtual
    exhibitions or the design of display and storage systems.
    Discussions of the implications in design and management of
    these projects and how these have influenced our conservation
    practices and vice versa are also welcome.

    Movement in fabric and fibers on a micro scale due to changes in
    humidity and the effects of gravity and vibrations on textiles
    while on display and in storage;

    Undesired movement on a macro scale, including issues with
    unwanted or unauthorized public handling while on display or
    velocity and movement caused by air currents;

    Unavoidable physical manipulation required during mounting for
    display, dressing mannequins and/or

    Migration of dyes, stains, adhesives, soiling, etc. and the
    removal of these materials from the object.

Conservators, curators, conservation scientists, art historians,
archaeologists, anthropologists, collection managers, designers, and
others engaged with these topics are invited to submit proposals for
presentations.  Collaborations among any of the above professions or
with others not listed are encouraged.

Abstracts for papers and posters (300 words maximum), accompanied by
a short biography (100 words maximum) of the author(s) may be
submitted in English or Spanish.  Abstracts should not have image
attachments.  Projects already presented and/or published will not
be considered.  Contact information should include: name, postal and
email addresses, telephone numbers and fax.

Please submit abstracts by September 1, 2014 to natcc2015<-a t->gmail< . >com

Presentations will be 20 minutes long; there will be time for
questions. All speakers will be required to submit the full
publication-ready version of their paper in the language in which it
will be presented (English or Spanish) by April 1, 2015.  The papers
and posters will be published in CD format and distributed at the
conference along with printed abstracts.  An advance copy of each
presentation submission will be required by September 15, 2015 for
purposes of simultaneous translation.  Please email any questions to
contactnatcc<-a t->natcconference< . >com and for updates visit


Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the NATCC board.  Authors of
selected papers and posters will be notified by December 15, 2014.
Authors are responsible for obtaining rights and permissions to
publish photographs and/or graphics.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:1
                   Distributed: Friday, June 6, 2014
                        Message Id: cdl-28-1-008
Received on Wednesday, 4 June, 2014

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